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BLURT Magazine Premieres Rachael Sage
'California' Video

New Tour Dates Confirmed

BLURT Magazine has premiered Rachael Sage’s music video for ‘California’. The song has also been serviced to Triple A Radio, via her label MPress Records.

Last year songstress Rachael Sage released her finest album to date, Haunted By You, and one of the standout tracks was the dreamy, downcast “California.” (There was also a companion HBY acoustic EP well-worth seeking out.) Now we’re doubly pleased to have the video for that tune to show you:

The video for “California” was produced by actress/singer Apollonia, best known for her co-starring role in Prince’s “Purple Rain”. Conceived by notable hip-hop director Dabo Kadima in Paris, France, “California” was shot spontaneously, directly after Apollonia and the director attended Sage’s show at a nearby Parisian night club, where they saw her perform the song live. With exteriors near the Eiffel Tower – and interiors improvised in a hotel room amidst an intimate crew of only director, producer and artist – “California” is a lush, heartfelt visualization of one of Sage’s most vulnerable songs to date.

Incidentally, The 12th annual Independent Music Award (IMA) nominations are in, and Sage has grabbed four nominations this year: Best Pop EP (Invisible Light), Best Acoustic Song (Everything), Best Story Song (California) and Best Poster Design. You can help her win by taking a moment to visit, register and vote for her in the categories listed above. Tour dates:

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Rachael Sage continues to build on the success of her 2012 release ‘Haunted By You,’ as she confirms additional activity for 2013. Upcoming tour dates include:

May 18 NYC Rockwood Music Hall
May 24 Clive, IA GrapeVine Concert Series
June 8 Boston, MA Boston Pride Festival
June 19 NYC Rockwood Music Hall
July 5-7 Oxfordshire, UK Cornbury Festival
July 18 London, UK London FolkFest at the Bedford
July 20-21 Stafforshire, UK L-Fest


Sage recently completed a UK tour with Sadie and the Hotheads, a band fronted by Downton Abbey star Elizabeth McGovern, and had multiple appearances at SXSW (both as an artist and as a label head of her MPress imprint).

Sage earned a huge wave of A-list coverage for her campy, inspiring ‘Tchatchkes & Latkes!’ concert at Joe’s Pub last December. The Holiday event, a Benefit for Hurricane Sandy Relief, was featured on Good Day NY (FOX-TV) with an interview and performance, via Time Out NY, with a print edition photo preview in their Holiday double-issue as well as a webbased Critic’s Pick, via NY-1 TV’s ‘Your Weekend Starts Now’ segment, in Next Magazine, GO Magazine, NY Times preview column and elsewhere.

Sage’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival one-woman shows, her Joe's Pub appearances, her acting background (she studied at The Actors Studio and The New York Shakespeare Lab at The Public Theater), all combine to create a singer-songwriter with a compelling stage presence.

More about Rachael Sage:
A soulful vocalist and innovative keyboardist, singer/songwriter and producer Rachael Sage has become one of the busiest touring artists in independent music, performing 150+ dates a year throughout the US, UK, Europe and Asia.

She has earned a loyal following for her infectious melodies, poetic lyrics, and often outrageous, colorful stage banter. Sage has shared stages with Sarah McLachlan, Colin Hay, Marshall Crenshaw, Marc Cohn, Eric Burdon and Ani DiFranco. Over the past year, Sage has been embraced by music legend Judy Collins, a period during which Collins presented Sage on a series of U.S. tour dates, and invited her to perform at Café Carlyle in NYC.

Sage’s most recent releases include the acclaimed albums “Haunted By You” and “Delancey Street”, via MPress Records.

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